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Town of Okotoks Annual Parade
View the photo gallery of the 2013 Spirit of Okotoks Parade & Children's Festival!
Check out the winning floats from Saturdays' Spirit of Okotoks Parade Day!
1st Evergreen Theatre
2nd Okotoks Minor Soccer
3rd Scoil Rince Bhriomhar
1st Bar U Ranch
2nd Sam Steele Scouts
3rd Calgary Stampede Showriders
1st Calgary Firefighters
2nd Clan Maxwell
Church/Not for profit
2nd Okotoks Chamber of Commerce
3rd Olde Towne Show and Shine
1st Town of Okotoks
2nd Spectacle Blue Studio
3rd Kayben Farms
Bring the whole family out for a full day of entertainment and activities at the Town of Okotoks Annual Parade Day. Don't miss starting off your day with the community pancake breakfast from 8am to 10am hosted by Okotoks Lion's Club, in the McRae Street parking lot. Then pick your favourite location along the parade route – the parade always starts at 11am. The Childrens' Fesitval kicks off directly after the parade, from 12 noon to 4pm. Enjoy entertainment from well-known family entertainers as well as face painting, bubble blowing, craft tables, a blow up obstacle course and balloon creationists. Please note: no dogs or pets will be permitted into the Children's Festival, for the safety and enjoyment of all participants.
Loads of activities are planned throughout the day, all day!
Staff from the Okotoks Museum & Archives have researched the history of the Okotoks parade to find the beginnings by using Council minutes and other archived resources. It is determined that there was a post World War I parade in 1918 and a post World War II parade both of which were to celebrate the end of the wars as opposed to a parade with floats. In 1954, the Town had a parade day to celebrate the Town's 50 anniversary, and another in 1955 to celebrate the Province's 50 anniversary. The Okotoks Parade became an annual event in 1967*. (*date dertermined by Okotoks Museum & Archives.)
How to Enter a Float into the Parade:
2013 Parade Theme: "'Past, Present and Future"
Information on how to enter a float into the parade is published here Commercial Float Entry is $35.00; all other entries are no charge. All entrants are responsible for ensuring that the DESGIN AND OPERATION OF THEIR ENTRY IS SAFE AND RELIABLE. Your completed, signed Application Form is your ACCEPTANCE on behalf of your entry and all of your entry's participants of these Okotoks Annual Parade Rules and Regulations.
FOR SAFETY REASONS: (Safety is our first priority – yours and our spectators!)
Staging Area and Float Positions
The Parade Committee determines location of all entries in the parade and the entry must maintain that position throughout the parade unless otherwise directed by a Parade Official or Parade Marshal.
A Parade line up map will be available for pick up at the Okotoks Recreation Centre, 99 Okotoks Drive or at the information booth across from Fountain Tire on Parade Day. Look for the tent with the Okotoks flag!
New! The following revisions have been made to our parade staging areas in order to reduce the impact of road closures off Stockton Ave.
For more information please contact mailto:email@example.com at 403-938-8950.